U.N. Considers a Historic Ban on Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Leads Boycott


Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

Mar 30, 2017

Some 120 countries gathered at the United Nations this week to draft a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. But the United States is leading a boycott of the talks. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 scientists signed an open letter endorsing the talks, and, on Tuesday [28 Mar], Pope Francis encouraged the UN to pursue the “total elimination” of nuclear weapons.

We speak to Zia Mian, physicist, nuclear expert and disarmament activist. He is co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.


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One Response to “U.N. Considers a Historic Ban on Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Leads Boycott”

  1. rosemerry says:

    Hardly surprising, but ironic considering not only the USA’s role in dropping nukes on cities, but the support by the USA of Israel’s “undeclared” nukes and belligerence, while poring scorn on the non-violent BDS movement aiming to get Israel to follow international laws.